Christmas tortellini (tortellini in brodo)

Straddling the northern provinces of Italy and the Apennine mountains to the south, lies the sizable but little-known region of Emilia-Romagna. Here, two cities claim to be the birthplace of tortellini: Bologna and Modena. Despite its miniature size, this pasta has an elaborate and disputed history.

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Panzanella (Tuscan tomato and bread salad)

Whether your summer is swelteringly hot or sunny with a mild breeze, warmer days and more time spent outdoors have us naturally craving fresher, juicier, and lighter foods. The abundance of locally-grown fruits and vegetables…

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A Guide to Genoa (Genova, Italy)

A juxtaposition of the old and the new: ancient stone palaces, shooting up as far as the eye can see, intermingle with brutalist architecture, both tainted by rebellious graffiti. The compact city centre, busy and noisy, morphs into quaint seaside neighbourhoods, where life seems to stand still.

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